Originally delivered on 11/5/2020 4:01 pm

SUBJECT: PTA News 11/5: Eco Action, Yearbooks, and more...


November 5, 2020

In This Issue:

  • No Frills Fundraiser - Deadline Extended
  • Join Discovery's Eco Action Team
  • Taqueria El Poblano Restaurant Nights 11/10 through 11/12
  • Discovery Thanks our Military Families
  • Barcroft ES Winter Coat Drive
  • Barcroft ES Weekend Bags Program
  • Yearbook Cover and Submissions!
  • Virtual Book and Game Fair starts 11/16
  • Next School Board Mtg: Nov 5th, 7pm

Grade level t-shirts are still available for sale for Pre-K - 5th grade.  Please email discoverytshirts1@gmail.com to place your order.  Please indicate size (all shirts are Gildan brand, youth size charts available online or on the Discovery PTA facebook page).  Discovery yard signs are also available for pick up at the same location. 

No Frills Fundraiser - Deadline Extended

The No Frills Fundraiser deadline has been EXTENDED to November 25.  Help the PTA provide support and experiences to students, teachers, and families.  Make a donation to our school fund, the “No Frills Fundraiser”, so we can have the flexibility to think outside of the box and still provide a “Discovery community” feel to our staff and families in the midst of this unusual year. Donate here!   

Join Discovery's Eco Action Team

In efforts to reach more community members, Kate Annamreddy and I would like to introduce ourselves! We are Discovery’s Eco Action Leaders for the 2020-2021 school year.

You might be thinking, “what is Eco Action?” Well, Discovery’s Eco-Action Team is a group of students, parents, teachers, and administrators committed to stewardship of the environment. The Eco-Action Team is modeled upon the National Wildlife Federation’s Eco-Schools USA Program. For more information on the specifics of our program, check out our page on the Discovery website.  

Students registered for Eco Action meet virtually once a month and are required to compete two Community Service hours, of which we provide suggests for in an updated Choice Board.  If you and your students are interested in joining our team, please register here or reach out to either one of us via email (virginia.fisher@apsva.us and katherine.williams@apsva.us). 

Happy Recycling,
Ms. Fisher and Mrs. Annamreddy 
Discovery Eco Action Leaders

NEXT WEEK: Taqueria El Poblano Restaurant Nights 

Taqueria El Poblano is scheduled for THREE Restaurant Day/Nights - Nov 10, 11, 12 for lunch and dinner.  Taq will provide 20% back to Discovery.  Just mention Discovery to your cashier or server for us to get credit for the purchase. More info in our flyer

Discovery Thanks our Military Families!

Discovery military families: Please plan to come through the car loop Wednesday, November 11, between 10 AM-12 NOON to pick up a token of gratitude for you and your family!

Please contact Dimitry.beauchamp@gmail.com to arrange for delivery or alternative pick up time. 

Barcroft ES Winter Coat Drive

Accepting new or lightly used jackets! Drop off by Friday, November 20th. There are three drop off options:

  • Library grab & go on Wednesdays/Thursdays
  • Barcroft Elementary School: Mon - Fri, 11 AM-1 PM
  • 4827 30th Street N – bin on front porch

Info about how to purchase new jackets from the wish list can be found here on the PTA website.

Barcroft ES Weekend Bags Program – next week!

Volunteers are needed to donate weekend grocery and snack bags for Barcroft families. The notes of kindness from Discovery families are a huge hit so keep them coming!

NEW: Can’t get to the store or do not have time to drop off? We’ve got you covered! You now have the option to order and ship directly online.

Sign up to help here…

Don't Forget to Vote for Your Yearbook Cover!

The voting link IS LIVE on the Discovery webpage here until Friday, 11/6 at 2:00pm. Be sure to have your student vote via your student iPad. You must be logged in to a Discovery student account to vote; non-Discovery votes will not be counted.

AND...time for your photos!!  Please use the Google form link here to upload a picture of your Explorer from their first day of school, or you can email them to yearbookphotos@discoverypta.org.  Be sure to let us know your student’s name and grade when you upload!  Thank you for all your help! 

Any questions, email jennifer.taylor2@apsva.us or heather.klanderman@apsva.us

Bookworm VIRTUAL Book and Game Fair

The New Bookworm VIRTUAL Book and Game Fair is coming soon!

    • Nov 16 through Dec 10th. More information will be shared in early November.
    • Free shipping to your house or elsewhere on all orders over $30. You can forward the link far and wide! PTA will earn 15% from every sale.
    • Teachers will have the option to create virtual wish lists that you can easily order. 

Next School Board Meeting: November 5th, 7pm

On Thursday November 5th at the School Board Meeting at 7 pm, the Superintendent will present a School Year 2020-21 Update. Staff will present the Elementary School Boundary proposal. Action will be take on SY 2022 Budget Direction.

You can watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Channel 41. 

To submit community news for publication in the Discovery PTA newsletter, please email a short blurb to newsletter@discoverypta.org.





We are currently offering sponsorship opportunities on the PTA website.  Becoming a sponsor allows you to advertise your business at an event, on our website, or in our newsletter while supporting our PTA. If you know anyone that is looking to do a little more marketing of their business or may be interested in becoming a sponsor, please let us know at fundraising@discoverypta.org


Grocery Cards-one of our biggest fundraisers! 

Harris Teeter
Link your Harris Teeter VIC Card to Discovery.  Visit harristeeter.com/together-in-education to sign up.  Please note that you need to link your account annually, and credit is given for purchases of Harris Teeter branded merchandise from August through May of each school year.

Please register your Giant cards to benefit Discovery. Go to Giant's website, click on Savings & Rewards, then "A+ School Rewards." Discovery is school #40035.

Amazon Smile

Link your Amazon account to Amazon Smile, and Discovery will receive 0.5% cash back on all eligible purchases.  NOW AVAILABLE ON THE AMAZON APP!

To access on App:
Click on Menu (3 horizontal lines), scroll down to Settings, choose AmazonSmile, and search for Discovery Elementary School PTA.

Box Tops

Box Tops has gone completely mobile!

The app allows you to photograph your receipt and immediately receive credit for Box Top labelled merchandise. If you have tangible Box Tops please contact 
fundraising@discoverypta.org to arrange a pick up.



Discovery Elementary PTA
5241 N. 36th St.
Arlington, VA 22207